|Ernest et Célestine at the Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival|
Benjamin Renner (responsible for the César-nominated short film A Mouse's tale) co-directs, along with Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar a story based on the popular books of the Belgian Gabrielle Vincent.
This a story (and a friendship) of a great bear, Ernest, who wants to be an artist, and a mouse Celestine, who does not want to be a dentist.
Animated in 2D computer animation, Ernest et Celestine is a multi-studio production, headed by Les Armateurs (France, responsible for Kirikou and The Triplettes of Belleville), Maybe Movies (France), La Parti (Belgium), Mélusine Productions (Luxemburg), and Studiocanal France (France).
The composer of Emir Kusturica's film, Goran Bregovich, writes the film's soundtrack , and Lambert Wilson voices the bear.
Watch a behind the scenes featurette (in French) via Jeuxactes.com:
The film has been selected to compete (and have its world premiere) at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival.
For those who are not present at Cannes, and cannot wait till the film's official release in France (12 December 2012), Ernest et Celestine will be screened at the Forum of Images (Paris, 3 June, 16:30).
See more details here